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Free HGV training announcement for Leeds and West Yorkshire

Free HGV training announcement for Leeds and West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced its plans to fund courses for HGV drivers Leeds and West Yorkshire are so short of qualified HGV and bus drivers that politicians are going to fund free training to help plug the staffing gaps. The West Yorkshire...
“Noise Decreasing” Around Driver Shortage

“Noise Decreasing” Around Driver Shortage

The chief executive of one of the fastest-growing UK pallet networks says there are some promising signs that the worst of the driver shortage crisis could be over as the new year gets underway. Pallet-Track’s Caroline Green said she had seen the “noise decrease” over...
UK government funds HGV driver training to tackle shortages

UK government funds HGV driver training to tackle shortages

Skills boot camps’ are expected to provide instruction for up to 11,000 HGV drivers The UK government has offered contracts worth £34.5m to companies to train new lorry drivers as it battles to alleviate an ongoing supply chain squeeze caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

The best and worst areas of the UK for truck drivers

A new study has revealed the best places in Great Britain for truck drivers. The results are in and… The East and West Midlands are ranked first and second, based on average HGV driver pay, number of jobs, employment density and the cost of living. According to...

RHA demands consideration for haulage industry

The RHA has spoken out regarding the upcoming election, stating that if MPs want the support of truckers and other members of the logistics industry, haulage should be at the heart of pledges for transport within their manifestos. In a published document, the RHA...

The logistics and supply chain industry in 2020

What will the future of HGV driving look like over the next 12 months? GENDER EQUALITY In the logistics and supply chain industry, many argue there is a lack of gender equality. There are various factors as to why this could be. Research shows, in the industry, only...

How to Become an HGV Driver

To become an HGV Driver, you should possess a few essential skills…   DRIVING ABILITIES: All HGV Drivers must have extensive knowledge about road safety and be able to practice safe driving effectively. SELF MOTIVATION: Because of the extensive driving and...
HSE Reviews Approach to Trucker’s Toilets – RHA Relieved

HSE Reviews Approach to Trucker’s Toilets – RHA Relieved

The Road Haulage Association has expressed its relief at news that the Health and Safety Executive has reviewed its approach concerning access to facilities for visiting delivery drivers and has re-examined the Workplace regulations 1992. They are now in the process...

FTA Renews Call For London Freight Commissioner

Every year, more than 130 million tonnes of freight are moved in and out of London by road alone. 3% of the capital’s workforce, equating to around 230,000 people, is employed by the logistics sector. Thousands of businesses depend on the successful movement of goods...